Garden Tour: Middleton Place Plantation, Charleston, SC + An Announcement

Garden Tour: Middleton Place Plantation, Charleston, SC + An Announcement

Last week, the old south – specifically Charleston, South Carolina welcomed me for a few days while I got to know some new people.  I’ll get to what the meeting was about…

Monday Morning Wanderlust: Monastero Santa Rosa

Monday Morning Wanderlust: Monastero Santa Rosa

I have a confession — I think I am getting on my husband’s nerves….but I can’t stop. It’s January, cold and I’m up for a get-out-of -town sort of adventure.  …

Ninimalist Charm

Ninimalist Charm

Nini Andrade Silva is an award-winning designer for hotel interiors.  But she is so much more than just a designer. As she says: “I don’t have one job. I have a…

The Smog Shoppe & Making a Great Indoor-Outdoor Party Place

The Smog Shoppe & Making a Great Indoor-Outdoor Party Place

I am, with great envy, eyeing the Smog Shoppe in LA.  I so wish that Boston had a similarly hip indoor-outdoor event space that married gardens and industrial architecture together in…

Garden Destinations: Babylonstoren Garden  – South Africa

Garden Destinations: Babylonstoren Garden – South Africa

Chief among my ‘must do’ list of travel destinations is Africa – in general -.  I have only been to Morocco and only Tangier at that (which is slightly akin to counting Mexico done after…

Destinations: Saguaro Hotel, Scottsdale, AZ

Destinations: Saguaro Hotel, Scottsdale, AZ

When the holiday hulabaloo dies down I relish the thought of clearing all the clutter and starting the new year with a clean slate.  Clean Slate Mentality  drives me in so many…

The Beirgarten Garden

The Beirgarten Garden

Remember when pool side Tiki bars were THE thing?  This beirgarten at the Standard Hotel in LA has me wondering if possibly a rage for a more German inspired version of…

The Battersea Power Station’s Landscape Plan

The Battersea Power Station’s Landscape Plan

If you have been to London, England for even 5 minutes you have probably noticed the Battersea Power Station.  It’s the big interesting looking set of buildings that is within eye…

Garden Destinations: Corrour Lodge’s Wild Garden

Garden Destinations: Corrour Lodge’s Wild Garden

Corrour Lodge is a modern twist on the classic Scottish shooting and hunting lodge.  The original lodge burned but was rebuilt in 2003 by architect  Moshe Safdie.  Fitting into the Highland…

Before & After: Berkeley Square Hotel, Bristol, England

Before & After: Berkeley Square Hotel, Bristol, England

Adjacent the the Berkeley Square hotel in Bristol England was an “embarrassingly dirty and uncared for area”.  Designer Katherine Edmonds changed that and created an oasis in the heart of the…

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